Friday, November 18, 2011

Art Journal - She Art 2

Monday marked day 1 of the SheArt2 class taught by Christy Tomlinson - I took the first SheArt class and made this girl who had no face.  However, 
in this class we are learning how to paint faces - Week one includes eyes, noses and mouths.  (Doesn't this girl look a little like Anne Hathaway with blue eyes? - just step back about 10 feet and squint your eyes - do you see the resemblance now?)
Today I played and painted two girls and I am amazed at how they turned out!!  Seriously - they look kinda like people - WHOO HOO for me!!
 Their faces/hair are painted - their clothes are paper pieced.
 Rub-ons, stamps and markers add details -
I should probably quit while I am ahead - Did I ever tell you about the time my mom and I decided to take up tole painting?  Donna Dewberry was in NO danger of losing her job to either of us!  Mom and I gathered up our supplies and got down to business and the best work I ever produced was on a paper plate!!  YUP -  I still have that paper plate to this day - 10 years later - (Mom, are you embarrassed for me?)
That was the finest outcome I had produced in my "painting life" other than the many pieces of furniture that I have repurposed by repainting.  These girls look more like people than my "rose" looked like a flower!
Linking up to Artists in Blogland - Check out all the great work on this site!!

6 comments:

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Great work, I've never been able to draw or paint people.

MollyGirl said...

Very nice... I can definitely see the Ann Hathaway resemblance!

Cindy D. said...

You did a great job with the faces, and yes, with a bit of squinting I totally see Anne Hathaway. ;) I like the little outfits and backgrounds you did, too.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

the journal pages are really lovely and i love that the edges of the paper have been left to create more interest xx

NatashaMay said...

Looks like you're having a great time at the class. :) Ann looks fab! :)

veronica said...

my fav is the one with the braid. love it. their eyes are really well detailed, love the highlights in the iris & pupil.